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Big Surf is big Tempe fun

“The White House doesn’t have air conditioning, so it gets pretty hot in there during the summer.  Nothing is more refreshing than heading down to the water park.  I love that lazy river.”  – Abraham Lincoln   Ok, so maybe that quote isn’t exactly 100% accurate.  But I’d like to think that if water parks […]

Big Surf Waterpark is big summer fun

Summer is almost here and if you live in the greater Phoenix area, you know what that means: you’ll be spending many of your weekends at Big Surf Waterpark, which officially opens for the new summer season on Saturday, May 2. Find information about hours of operation and seasonal passes here. On Big Surf’s deal […]

Cactus League offers a glimpse into major story lines

With the Cactus League in full-swing, some of the great story lines that developed this winter are finally on display this spring.  There are too many to list, but here are a couple of things that I’ve already started paying attention to. There was a time not long ago when the Yankees had a payroll […]

CSR Activities in Tempe

Throughout the year, the Tempe Tourism Office gives back to our community through volunteer service and other community efforts.  In addition to feeling good, we like to see firsthand the impact good deeds have in changing people’s lives. We know it takes a lot of planning to create a memorable meeting or a successful event.  […]

Date Ideas in Tempe

Asking someone out takes a lot of courage. It can be nerve-wracking trying to think of something to say. When it’s all said and done, you have a date all set up (hopefully!). But where do you go? What are you going to do? Here are some fun date ideas of things to do in […]

Day Trips from Tempe: Sedona

Sedona is one of my favorite places in the world. It has a great downtown with good restaurants, the hiking is incredible and the whole city looks like it should be on a postcard. I decided to take a little trip up north to to hike the Devil’s Bridge with my friends Jen and Diana. […]

Downtown Tempe welcomes Pedal Haus Brewery

We’re less than two weeks into October and this is already shaping up to be a memorable month in Tempe.  We’ve already had Tour de Fat and Oktoberfest come and go, ushering in a season filled with fun, friends and great beer. October also brought us the official opening of Pedal Haus Brewery, 730 S. […]

Enjoy great food at these Tempe restaurants with a view

One of the best things about Arizona is the abundance of restaurants that have great views of the city or our distinctive Sonoran Desert landscape. There are several Tempe area restaurants that serve up excellent views with tasty dishes. Few things in life are more enjoyable than sitting outside in a unique spot with some good food […]

Enjoy Tempe restaurants on the “new” University Dr.

The City of Tempe is growing by leaps and bounds. As you drive down Rio Salado Pkwy., you can’t help but notice cranes everywhere. Tempe is booming right now. But not all the construction is about bringing in something brand new or building up towards the sky. Over the last couple of months, Tempe has […]